Archive | April, 2014


Organic Farms Support Richer Biodiversity

On average, organic farms support 34 percent more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms, according to research by Oxford University scientists published in the Journal of Applied Ecology. Researchers examined data going back 30 years and found that this effect has remained stable over time and shows no signs of decreasing. “Our study […]

Sweet potato rooting

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes: Start Your Own Sweet Slips

Learning how to grow sweet potatoes is important. Not only are they an ancient food crop, a staple that has sustained and nourished mankind for thousands of years, but they are also highly nutritious. Sweet potatoes are the seventh most important food crop in the world.